University of Sports has a difficult match this Wednesday for Libertadores Cup. The group led by Álvaro Gutiérrez will visit Barcelona de Guayaquil for Phase 2. The creams will have the great challenge of advancing to the next stage of the tournament to be able to fight and thus access the group phase. Something that has not been able to achieve in recent years.
A difficult challenge for academic because it is measured against one of the semifinalists of the last tournament. The merengue team will be the second Peruvian club to play this season in the international tournament. Cesar Vallejo It was already eliminated and now the national team that has the most wins in the league comes into action. Libertadores Cup.
Despite being the most successful, the figures are not at all encouraging. The same happens with Sporting Crystal and Lima Alliance.
tournaments like the Libertadores Cup They are a headache for the Peruvian teams. On academichas not been an exception. At the beginning of the season, Gregorio Pérez said that the main objective of the U was the local tournament and that they went to the international tournament with the expectation of doing things well.
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-A BIG CHALLENGE-
There are few good memories of Universitario in the previous phases of the Copa Libertadores. In reality, there are few times that a Peruvian team overcomes this round.
Then came two bad results that are still in the memory of the cream fan. In 2017, the U surprisingly lost to Deportivo Capiatá from Paraguay. In the idea they won 3-1 and in the Monumental they fell 3-0,
For the 2018 edition, Universitario had to play Phase 1 against Oriente Petrolero. In Bolivia the creams lost 2-0, in Lima they were winning 3-0 and in the final minute they scored a goal and eliminated them.
In 2020, the U defeated Carabobo for Phase 1 by a global of 2-1. In the next instance he was eliminated before Cerro Porteno for the same result. That was the last time the creams played these keys in Libertadores Cup.